Western Balkans partners successful in the 2023 EIT Higher Education Initiative

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the 16 winning consortia of this year’s EIT HEI Initiative. A total of 16 consortia from 38 countries were selected from a total of 48 consortia with 510 organizations that applied for funding. The successful consortia include 100 HEIs and 79 non-academic organizations and will receive up to EUR 12 million of funding to support their innovation capacity, with a particular focus on deep tech. With an even distribution of academic and non-academic organizations, the EIT HEI Initiative is determined to achieve its goal of creating synergies between industry and higher education institutions to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.

Organizations from the Western Balkans have been particularly successful, out of 16 winning consortia, five include partners from the region, and one is led by an institution from Bosnia and Herzegovina. All countries are represented as full or associated partners in these projects: Albania (2 full partners), Bosnia and Herzegovina (5 full + 2 associated partners), Kosovo (1 associated partner), Montenegro (1 full partner), North Macedonia (2 full partners) and Serbia (6 full + 2 associated partners). Read more about them on the EIT website and below.


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Europe
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 25, 2023
Modified on May 25, 2023